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The_Oracle says...

The Governments mistake is taking the same political road in this, by rebuilding private homes, as it has taken for decades in all other spheres of Government operations: "The Government will give-The Government will look after-The Government will spend"
The Government is a most incompetent set of Power hungry thieving despots who have dug for the country the hole it is in, the digging of which illustrates the Governments only competency.

The_Oracle says...

No matter how transparent an elected Government may be, no matter how sensible an agenda,
Each and every Government dept. and agency is operating on the same old "who ya know" "who ya pay" principal. The multi headed monster is still lurking in every corridor and office.

The_Oracle says...

"One example of the thankless task during my time is the fact that the department often could not obtain what it needed to do its job,” Mr Mitchell said, “at the same time as the country was demanding more."
So you're saying you, as Minister was unable or unwilling to Give the Immigration Dept what they needed?
As to "Loony Toon" Human Rights activists, who frequently refer to U.N. edicts/standards and statements on Human rights, positions that you yourself have often touted as adhering too, I can only say it seems a classic Daffy v. Bugs is your go to defense.
Good Luck Mr. Russell.

On Mitchell concern at Pratt departure

Posted 4 January 2018, 7:02 p.m. Suggest removal

The_Oracle says...

Actually I see Japan being pro-active and ahead of the curve, in that they know damn well we have no clue but could decide to ban/bar imports of their used vehicles for whatever idiotic reason we might come up with, including but not limited to special interests.
Dealers are taking a hit, but still have to stock parts and support vehicles they sell. Pay mechanics, staff, The importer sells "as is where is"
BTW, Jap vehicles have to be removed from their (Jap) roads once a certain age is attained.
Is it 2 years? maybe 5? in any case I wonder how many glow in the dark? Tsunami flooded?
We are so slack and dense......

The_Oracle says...

We so want first world status and standards,
without any responsibility or accountability of course.
Government is the principal offender, leading the private sector by poor example.

The_Oracle says...

BTW, our festivals are staring you in the face. Homecoming festivals scattered throughout these islands and their settlements. However, accommodations and infrastructure are substandard. There is where the investments should grow, both Government and Private sector. And that is a long term game, which should have been underway since '73.
Irrespective of petty politics and short sightedness.

On Carnival - no more money, we’re out

Posted 3 January 2018, 11:10 a.m. Suggest removal

The_Oracle says...

Still copy catting, no original ideas, It takes on average 5-10 years to develop any festival type event, even Golf Tournaments with big names.
Calle Ocho, the Carnival in Miami, mardi Gras, The Trini Carnival, etc etc.
All privately organized BTW and with Government sanction.
A waste of time and Money UNLESS driven by private sector interests with money VESTED in its success.
The profit motive coupled with competency is still the cleanest operation.
Note Government appointees have neither of the above save short term private payouts.

On Carnival - no more money, we’re out

Posted 3 January 2018, 11:07 a.m. Suggest removal

The_Oracle says...

Personally I am in Awe of spandex. Seriously strong stuff.
While failure often seems imminent it always defies the laws of irresistible force vs. Immovable object.

The_Oracle says...

Years ago Road traffic would check vehicle headlights for the offset to the left, especially important as most vehicles imported from the U.S. have the headlights offset to the right.
Why? specifically not to blind on coming cars. Such a simple thing, long since fallen by the wayside, along with so many other criteria for public safety.
Inspection of scaffolding, cranes, Communication towers, the list is endless.
Spalling concrete on Government buildings, vehicle emissions, especially commercial.

On Teenager killed in boating tragedy

Posted 29 December 2017, 3:13 p.m. Suggest removal

The_Oracle says...

While I believe VAT aught to be shown separately on Bin/shelf labels, for the simple reason that the average Bahamian may start to understand the Government is the real cause of the high cost of living, his logic is flawed. Rather than try to do the bare minimum as required, do both?
Knowledge is power, give your customers the cost break outs at every opportunity.
Same goes for gas pump prices, it aught to be shown per gallon.
Government can coerce, the private sector can convince!

On Super Value chief in VAT ‘exclusive’ push

Posted 26 December 2017, 11:42 a.m. Suggest removal